My name is Garrett Statum, and I am a junior at the University of Tennessee majoring in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Originally a Political Science major, Ichanged my major when I realized I wanted to partake in study of biotechnology. I am also pursuing a minor in Business Administration, further stimulating my interest in the logistics of biotechnology products. Outside of iGEM and classwork, I work as a part-time calculus tutor and enjoy outdoor activities such as trail running and hiking. This is my first year working on the University of Tennessee’s iGEM team, and I am is delighted to be tasked with financial management and fundraising!